The Wasatch Mountain Range is part of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah. The forest is made up of many species of tree – both coniferous and deciduous – and is home to a beautiful array of wildflowers
At Brighton Resort, we know how valuable our shared space is within these mountains. It is valuable not only for its necessary service as a part of the Salt Lake City Watershed, but also for the home of many species of wildlife.
- Did you know that the Big and Little Cottonwoods are home to a rare flower known as the Wasatch Shooting Star? This species of flower is found nowhere else in the world except amid the moist rock walls of the waterfalls in the Cottonwood Canyons.
- The Wasatch Range is home to the southern-most population of moose in the world.
- Over 50% of the drinking water consumed by residents of Salt Lake City comes directly from the protected watersheds in the Cottonwood Canyons.
This is why Brighton has had an ongoing revegetation effort to encourage native wildflowers and tree species thrive amid our section of the National Forest. We have planted thousands of trees over the year, in recommendation from the United States Forest Service’s projections of climate change impacts on the tree species in the area.
Special thanks to the US Forest Service, Tree Utah, the Utah State Forestry Office, Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, and the Brighton Summer Camp for helping us reforest and revegetate our beloved mountains.